American corporation Newmont escaped the domestic processing requirement from Indonesia’s 2009 Mining Law, by using a clause in a Dutch investment treaty.
The heavily criticized legal mechanism, known as ISDS, is an important tool for European companies to pressurize developing countries.
Investors can seek arbitration if they feel they have been treated unfairly by a host state. Read how ISDS actually works – or how compannies can sue a country.
The number of cases of arbitration between investors and states (ISDS) has exploded. This video shows the history of ISDS in 1 minute.
OneWorld reveals how the United States covers up sex trafficking in Djibouti while the presence of defense contractors and foreign militaries drives the sexual exploitation of young women and girls trying to leave behind poverty, famine and war.
Being afraid of TTIP is a bit ironic, because Western European companies have already access to this system, known as ISDS. And they use it massively.